My 32nd floor Hotel
View of Shinjuku
Off the Beaten
Japanese home garden
Left: Man riding a moped
Old building & Coke machine
Something & child's bike
Sample Food - a staple of
Japanese Restaurants. I found 2 stores selling "sampuru" supply
along Koppabashi Street in Asakusa. Needless to say, I had to buy
some as souvenir. These samples do not come cheap. A piece of
sample tuna costs a minimum of ¥750
plus 5% tax. This transalates to ~$6 using an exchange rate of
¥131 to $1. Yes indeed. It
is less expensive to eat 3 entire tuna rolls than it is to buy 1 piece of
sample tuna sushi.
Andy - Having fun with Sample food
|Food and Beverage Ticket Machines -
generally found outside inexpensive restaurants lined along the streets of
Tokyo, inside restaurants and in the larger subway/train stations.
You would decide what you want to eat and deposit the amount of money
needed. A ticket will be printed and dispensed. Once you have
your meal or drink ticket, bring it to the food counter and hand it to the
server. Voila! You wait for your food and chow it down amidst
a zillion other harried-looking Japanese businessmen and women.
No minimum wage cashiers required.
Seen along the Street of Asakusa
Ueno Train Station
Shops and Yamamote Line
Sights of Ginza
Inter-Continental Hotel's Japanese Art Display
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